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The Music Mentor Podcast is hosted by professional musician and educator Demian Arriaga, with the purpose of Motivating, Inspiring, Challenging, and Empowering young musicians, and people from all walks of life, through opinions, anecdotes and interviews.

The Music Mentor Podcast is hosted by professional musician and educator Demian Arriaga, with the purpose of Motivating, Inspiring, Challenging, and Empowering young musicians, and people from all walks of life, through opinions, anecdotes and interviews.
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Los Angeles, CA

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The Music Mentor Podcast is hosted by professional musician and educator Demian Arriaga, with the purpose of Motivating, Inspiring, Challenging, and Empowering young musicians, and people from all walks of life, through opinions, anecdotes and interviews.

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English


Episodes

Ep 148 - Multi-Instrumentalism

12/10/2018
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On this week's episode I chat about how playing multiple instruments can be not only incredibly rewarding, but it can also be a total game changer for your career, your musicality and your ability overall.

Duration:00:10:27

Ep 147 - Collaborate, Collaborate, Collaborate

12/3/2018
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On this week's episode I chat about the importance of collaborating with other musicians, writers and producers. In this age of entrepreneurship its rather easy to become obsessed with ourselves and our work, thus turning a blind eye toward working relationships and even helping others along the way.

Duration:00:10:27

Ep 146 - INTERVIEW w/ Paulo Stagnaro (Percussionist for Ricky Martin)

11/26/2018
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On this week's episode I share with you a convo I had with Congachops.com creator and Ricky Martin Percussionist: Paulo Stagnaro! Among the topics we chat about: his love and knowledge for afro-cuban and brazilian music, moving to New York, his biggest influences and a couple of the most important decisions he ever made...

Duration:01:29:39

Ep 145 - The Invaluable Presence Of Mentors

11/19/2018
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On this week's episode I talk about the importance of mentors throughout my life and the biggest lessons I've learned from them.

Duration:00:14:24

Ep 144 - I Guess I'm A Songwriter PART 2

11/12/2018
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On this second and final part I focus on the HOW. How I wrote the song, how I recorded it and how I managed to release it.

Duration:00:12:52

Ep 143 - I Guess I'm A Songwriter Now (pt 1 of 2)

11/6/2018
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On this week's episode I chat about how writing and releasing a song has changed my life. Self-Belief, self-doubt and self imposed adversities had been obstacles for my creativity. This first part will focus on what i did and why, part two (next week) will focus on the how.

Duration:00:13:25

Ep 142 - Talking To Drummers (if you like that sorta thing)

10/29/2018
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On this week's episode I chat about a recurring issue in a lot of bands: the drummer is too loud and I don't know how to tell him/her. I will share with you some pointers as to how to approach this and for you drummers out there I will give you some tips that have helped work on this issue specifically.

Duration:00:13:38

Ep 141 - Once a fan, always a fan

10/22/2018
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On this week's episode I talk about the importance of never forgetting we are fans and how meaningful and inspiring it can be to go to concerts and catch out favorite artists live.

Duration:00:11:08

Ep 140 - Following Trends

10/15/2018
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On this week's episode I chat about one of the scenarios I've come across time and time again as a hired musician and as person in this business in general: chasing trends and following what's popular.

Duration:00:12:24

Ep 139 - Should We Get Pros To Do It?

10/8/2018
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On this week's episode I pose the question: should we get pros to do it? We live in a day and age where we're supposed to do it all ourselves, but is that the best thing for us? Check it out and tell me what you think!

Duration:00:11:07

Ep 138 - No Case Of The Mondays

10/1/2018
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Ep 138 - No Case Of The Mondays by Demian Arriaga

Duration:00:10:00

Ep 137 - Quiet Down & Listen

9/24/2018
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On this week's episode I talk about the most important thing we can ever do as musicians, which is also something we forget to do often, and that is: LISTENING!!!! Take it from someone who talks a lot ;)

Duration:00:10:40

Ep 136 - When Artistic Choices Exclude Us

9/17/2018
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On this week's episode I chat about a few instances in which (through no fault of our own) we might find ourselves not involved in a project, leaving us with a feeling of rejection and more.

Duration:00:09:55

Ep 135 - So, You're a College student...

9/10/2018
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On this week's episode I share some thoughts regarding life as a college student. I also discuss a potentially beneficial way of how to look at higher education as it relates to adult life, the real world and more.

Duration:00:10:50

Ep 134 - Corporate & Wedding Gigs

9/3/2018
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On this week's episode I talk about Corporate/Wedding bands, my experience performing in them and I also chat about the potential career trap that they can represent.

Duration:00:13:41

Ep 133 - The One Thing

8/27/2018
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Ep 133 - The One Thing by Demian Arriaga

Duration:00:12:17

Ep 132 - My Big Fear

8/20/2018
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On this week's episode I put my pride to one side and share with you, without any filter whatsoever, what my biggest fear is.

Duration:00:10:31

Ep 131 - Reward Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

8/13/2018
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On this week's episode I chat about the importance and the benefits of rewarding ourselves from time to time. It might be through buying ourselves a piece of gear, going to a concert or more; sometimes we just deserve it.

Duration:00:09:58

Ep 130 - True Friendships & Positive Influences

8/7/2018
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On this week's episode I talk about the importance of true friendships and how you can possibly identify them. I also discuss how these relationships, as well as positive influences, do not necessarily equal enabling or unconditional support.

Duration:00:09:58

Ep 129 - Step Into Your Comfort Zone

7/31/2018
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On this week's episode I chat about how growing from within and stepping back into our comfort zone can be extremely beneficial.

Duration:00:09:58